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Robbie Rogers
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Personal information
Full name Robert Hampton Rogers III
Date of birth May 12, 1987 (1987-05-12) (age 22)
Place of birth Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current club Columbus Crew
Number 18
Youth career
2005 Maryland Terrapins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Orange County Blue Star 3 (0)
2006–2007 Heerenveen 0 (0)
2007– Columbus Crew 59 (10)
National team
2004–2007 United States U-20 15 (3)
2008 United States U-23 5 (0)
2009– United States 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:43, 27 October 2009 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:38, 23 January 2009

Robbie Rogers (born May 12, 1987 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Columbus Crew in Major League Soccer.

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Career

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Youth and College

Rogers attended Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California, where he was a two-time High School All-American in soccer. He played one season of college soccer at the University of Maryland, helping lead the team to the 2005 NCAA Championship. Rogers also briefly played with Orange County Blue Star of the Premier Development League.

Professional

In August 2006, Rogers signed his first professional contract with Heerenveen in the Dutch Eredivisie. However, Rogers never made a first team appearance for Heerenveen, and he was acquired by the Columbus Crew prior to the beginning of the 2007 Major League Soccer season after they won a Draft Lottery for the player. He was an important part of the Columbus Crew team that won the MLS Supporters Shield and the MLS Cup in 2008, and was also named to the MLS Best XI the same year.

International

Rogers played over 20 games for the United States U-20 men's national soccer team from 2004 to 2007. He played for his country at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada. Peter Nowak, coach of the men's 2008 US Olympic Team, placed Rogers on the roster for the Beijing Games, and Rogers played in all three games for the US.

USMNT head coach Bob Bradley called Rogers in for the World Cup Qualifier against Trinidad and Tobago on October 15, but was later replaced by Chris Rolfe due to a back injury. Rogers was then included in the 25-man January camp preceding a friendly against Sweden on January 24, 2009, and made the starting eleven. He was largely invisible and ineffective that game, barely making any impact. He was selected for the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup for the United States. Rogers impressed in with his performance versus Grenada scoring a goal and adding 2 assists, earning man of the match honors.

On October 1, 2009, Bradley called Rogers up to play United States' final two matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification. His two crosses that game led to both goals in the 2-2 tie. Rogers was wearing the number 9 jersey, the same jersey as his teammate Charlie Davies who had gotten injured in a car crash earlier in the week.

Style of play

Rogers is known for being a shifty, skilled, speedy, creative winger that has the capacity to use both feet.

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 4 Jul 2009 Qwest Field, Seattle, United States  Grenada 3-0 4-0 2009 Gold Cup

Personal

He is the son of Theresa and Robert Hampton Rogers II. He has one brother named Timothy and three sisters, Nicole Camilla, Alicia, and Katie Rose.

Rogers is humorously referred to as "Robinho" by Fox Sports en Español commentator Jorge Caamaño.

Honors

Columbus Crew

Individual

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References

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